manual horizon h5000 retractable screen

Benefits of the Manual Lift Operator System

At Mirage, we offer you options on how to operate your retractable screens for large openings. While some homeowners prefer the convenience of motorized or sensor-activated screen operation, others prefer the simplicity of manual, hand crank operation.

crank-operatorSome of the benefits of our hand crank rod operator option include:

  • Smooth and Effortless – Our gear-driven mechanism is a self-lubricating, maintenance-free design that uses high-quality parts.
  • No Wiring Required – No wiring or power sources are required and no need for costly electrical work (for outbuildings, gazebos, pool enclosures, windows, patios, etc.)
  • Flexible, Cost-Effective Design – The manual crank rod used to raise or lower the large retractable screens can be mounted in a variety of locations including right-hand, left-hand, and back mounting positions. As well, the lift rod can be easily clipped on and off when needed, providing the flexibility to operate exterior screens from inside your home plus easy access to second floor screens.
  • Fixed or Removable Installation – The Horizon 5000 manual crank rod operator can be installed as fixed (wall mounted) or removable, and is made from silver anodized aluminum, making it highly resistant to rust or tarnishing. Storing the removable crank rod is also easy with a convenient, wall-mounted crank rod holder to help keep your living space free of clutter. In many cases, you will only need one manual crank rod because the lift rod can be used for multiple retractable screen units.
  • For Interior or Exterior Use – The Horizon 5000 crank rod is a great choice for both interior applications (where you want to reduce the effects of the sun through windows) or exterior spaces (such as lanais, gazebos, decks and patios).


Hand Cranks are Specific to Retractable Screen Sizes

Please check with your local screens dealer to ensure your unit size is within the lifting capacity of a manual hand crank rod operator.

For nearly two decades Mirage Screen Systems Inc. has been North America’s leading manufacturer for the best retractable screen doors and retractable windows screens on the market.

Learn more about Horizon 5000 retractable screens for large openings here.

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